Notes for: Lydia Bodine

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From: acacat17 at
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Subject: I found Peter Bodine in 1830

Hello Dave,

I have had a wonderful bit of luck - it really does pay to take a look at the original images of these Census records - I have located Peter Bodine in Franklin township, Warren County, OH in the 1830 Census!!! He is listed with what looks to be a spouse and 3 young sons. He is also listed living right next to John Gillespie (also near Jacob Marlatt) - I suspect this is the same John Gillespie who married Mary "Polly" Elizabeth Bodine - and the same folks who have the young John and James Bodines in their household in the 1850 Census... As Peter was living right next to John Gillespie in 1830, I think this might raise the percentage of possibility that the John and James Bodine who were living with John and Mary Bodine-Gillespie in the 1850 Census could very well be the sons of Peter and Nancy Gillespie-Bodine. I have a hunch that Peter and Nancy may have both been deceased (along with that 3rd son?) by 1840? Perhaps an illness?

When I reviewed Franklin township, Warren County, Ohio in the 1840 Census, I did not find any Peter Bodine. I did find John Gillespie with what look like a spouse, and 1 young daughter and 3 young sons, plus a very elderly woman (could this be Jane Marlatt-Bodine???) - I am uncertain about the birth dates for the Gillespie children so I need to look into that more carefully to see if there are 2 extra boys or not. Also, nearby is a William Gillespie with a spouse, 2 young sons and a young daughter. I need to find out if this might be a brother of John Gillespie.

Something else of interest in the Franklin, Warren, Ohio Census of 1840 - I found two listings for a Lidia Green. Probably one of these listings is for Lydia Bodine-Green (sister of Peter and Mary "Polly" Elizabeth Bodine) who married Benjamin Green - but which one??? One Lidia is on page 13 listed with 3 young sons and 3 young daughters. The other Lidia Green is listed on page 23 and she is listed with 2 young sons and 1 young daughter. (Why can't this be just a wee bit easier.) Something of added interest for my theory is that Peter, Mary "Polly" Elizabeth, and Lydia are all located near each other in Franklin, Warren, Ohio - they are what I consider to be the children of Jane Marlatt-Bodine. Many other Marlatts are scattered throughout these Franklin, Warren, Ohio Census records near these Marlatt-Bodine children. I believe there was possibly a rift between Jane's children and the children by the Unknown Styne or Sine woman - probably because John allowed the other children to share in what had been a Marlatt inheritance??? Perhaps this is why the other group of Styne or Sine-Bodine children moved away from Warren County, Ohio??? Just a thought.

Best Wishes, Janet

From: Acacat17 at
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009

Hello again gentlemen,

I have been looking more carefully at Lydia Bodine and Benjamin Green in Franklin, Warren County, OH. I found Benjamin (living next to John Bodine in the 1830 Census) with a (assumed) spouse and 2 boys under 5 and 1 girl under 5. In 1840 in Franklin, Warren, Ohio there are 2 Lidia Greens - one on page 13 and one on page 23. The one on page 23 has 1 son under 5 and 1 son age 5-10, plus one daughter under 5. This does not agree with what would have been the ages of the "known" Green children (from the 1830 Census) by 1840, so I believe the correct record for our Lydia is probably the listing on page 13: she is listed with 1 boy age 5-10, 2 boys age 10-15, 2 girls age 5-10 and 1 girl age 15-20. Benjamin Green died in 1835 and there would have been time to have had 3 more children after the 1830 Census, so I believe our Lidia is the one listed on page 13, and I believe it indicates that Lydia Bodine and Benjamin Green had 3 girls and 3 boys prior to his death in 1835.

Best Wishes,
Jan Bodine